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Woman gets three years for Pasco strip club brawl

NEW PORT RICHEY — Nicole Moore, who was convicted of leaving injured people at the scene of a brawl in a strip club parking lot, was sent to prison Friday for three years.

Prosecutors said Moore, 27, went to Calendar Girls on U.S. 19 in Hudson at closing time on June 27, 2009, with two male friends. They got into an argument with a group of dancers, which quickly escalated into a parking lot brawl.

Prosecutors said Moore got in her car and struck one person, then circled back around and hit another. One of the injured people was her friend.

She went to trial in October and was convicted of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. The jury found her not guilty of aggravated battery.

But Circuit Judge Michael Andrews said Moore "seemed to show no regard" for anyone's safety that night.

"I think, in the end, based on the evidence it was pretty egregious," he said.

Moore's attorney, Angela Wright, had asked for a short jail sentence and probation, noting "it could have been much worse and she knows that."

"I'm sorry for what took place," Moore said.

Moore, a mother of three children, faced a maximum of 5 1/2 years in prison.

She has no other felony convictions but while out on bail in this case, she was arrested in Hernando County on drug trafficking charges. Those charges are pending.

Molly Moorhead can be reached at moorhead@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6245.

Woman gets three years for Pasco strip club brawl 12/17/10 [Last modified: Friday, December 17, 2010 5:57pm]
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